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KARKEN
Bath mat, natural

1,50€ / pieces
Price incl. VAT
Article Number : 
303.583.09
Cabinet number:: 
The mat can be used on all types of flooring, even those with underfloor heating.
Size
36x57 cm
Buy at your local store
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Store selection may vary and prices may differ from those online
Picking and delivery - from 45€
Picking and delivery - from 45€

Most of our products are flat packed and designed in such a way that they are easy for you to take home yourself. However, if you prefer we have a range of delivery options to help you get your furniture home.

Shopping online
If you’re placing an order online, we offer the following delivery options:

Click & Collect at the store or pick-up point
When you buy online, you can choose to collect your order at the regular IKEA store or at a pick-up point. After you finish your order, we will gather up the selected items and get your order ready so that you can pick it up on the day you want.

Click & Deliver
You can also have your IKEA order delivered at home, on the day and during the time frame you want. The price of the delivery will depend on your zip code and the value of your order. Keep it in mind that a 20€ service charge will be added to the final price. For values over 3000€ the calculation is percentual.

Shopping at a local IKEA store
When visiting our stores, you have different options to get your furniture home. And, we don’t just stop at your front door, we deliver all the way to your room of choice.

Delivery service – from 25€
We can deliver at the day and hour you prefer. Book it at our furniture sales desk or transport desk in the Customer Service department.

Picking with delivery service - from 45€
This option is the combination between picking service and delivery service. All you have to do is place an order of your purchase with one of our co-workers and we’ll arrange the picking and delivery for you.

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Assembly - from 29€
Assembly - from 29€

Our products are specifically designed to be simple to assemble, so that our customers can easily do it themselves. However, if you need an extra hand, we can provide a service for the assembly of your IKEA furniture in your home. this is a convenient and quick way of having your IKEA furniture assembled by professionals. When we’re finished, we take all the packaging with us and we make sure that everything is recycled properly. The service includes a free 2-year guarantee on workmanship. Assembly services available with additional delivery charges.

How to book
For more information, talk to one of our co-workers at your local IKEA store or contact us for details.

Pricing
The base rate for our assembly service is 29€.

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Finance options
Finance options

If you’ve found out how you want your dream home, but need some help spreading the cost, we can help make your ideas a reality.

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Product Information
 
-The mat can be used on all types of flooring, even those with underfloor heating.
-The backing keeps the bath mat in place and reduces the risk of slipping.
Care instructions
Machine wash, max 40°C, normal process.
Tumble drying, low temperature (max 60°C).
Product dimensions
Length: 57 cm
Width: 36 cm

Designer
IKEA of Sweden
Product description
User surface: 100% polyester
Backing: Synthetic rubber
Environment
The material in this product may be recyclable. Please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area.
Non-chlorine bleached.
Made from recycled material.
Made of recycled PET plastic, eg PET bottles that are transformed into plastic pellets or flakes.This means that the plastic bottles can be reused, which also reduces waste.
KARKEN Bath mat IKEA The mat can be used on all types of flooring, even those with underfloor heating.
Energy and Resources
Step onto a sustainably made bath mat
How do you make a lot of something but reduce your environmental footprint at the same time? This question drove the team behind the new KARKEN bath mat to find a way to make bath mats from 100% recycled and recyclable materials. By using materials like recycled polyester from PET bottles and putting them together using a technique normally used for car interiors, this bath mat has an unusual background but is one step towards a more sustainable future.
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Driving towards a more sustainable bath mat

What makes a good bath mat? It should definitely catch water, warm up the floor and save us from an almighty slip if we exit the shower too wet. If bath mats cover those bases, we're pretty happy with them. The new KARKEN bath mat does all those things, but what makes it a little more special is how it was made. The story involves recyclable materials, innovative ways of construction and a collaboration with a luxury car interior factory.

How do you make a lot of something, but still have as low environmental footprint as possible? This was the question that the team behind KARKEN wanted to answer. "We knew that we wanted to make a lot of these bath mats and still have a good conscience from a sustainability point of view," project engineer Jenny Håkansson says. "Our solution was to use nothing but recycled and recyclable materials". The team first looked for a suitable material. "The material that made the most sense was recycled polyester," Jenny explains. "It's quick drying, soft enough to be used as a mat and importantly is made from collected PET bottles, which helps reuse existing resources." The only problem was that they'd never made a bath mat like that before - and not at the price range they wanted the mats to be. "We started by using our traditional bath mat technique to make up a sample, and it was absolutely terrible - it wasn't even really a product," she says.

An innovative solution from an unlikely source

Going back to the drawing board the team tried out another style of construction called needle punch. "Our next stop was a visit to one of our suppliers who specialise in this technique," Jenny says. "They're normally making car interiors for expensive European car brands, so a bath mat was a bit new for them." While car manufacturers and sustainable bath mats might rarely be used in the same sentence, using the needle punch technique proved perfect for turning large sheets of recycled polyester into a soft feeling textile. The team also decided to rule out harsher production processes such as dying, printing or bleaching. "We wanted to stay clear from colours or chemicals so we kept the natural cream colour of the polyester," says developer Sara Onsmark who worked on the design. "It was very important to me to use a technique that didn't make any waste, so we worked in a way so that all the trimmings from the mats could be reused for other products at the factory."

Testing for durability and friction

To make sure the bath mats were durable and non-slip the next stage was to fix a recyclable rubber base and test it out. "We have a method where you can put a weight on the product and then pull it over a wet and dry ceramic floor to make sure it grips safely," Jenny explains. "We also washed it over 15-20 cycles at our test lab and gave it to colleagues to try out themselves — it proved to be very durable". But it was the sustainability focus that decided the final design for the bath mat. "We even trimmed a centimetre off the size so that we could ship a lot more at the same time," Sara says. "Which is a good way to lower our environmental footprint too. It goes to show a small change can make a big impact."

More Bath mats
The mat can be used on all types of flooring, even those with underfloor heating. The backing keeps the bath mat in place and reduces the risk of slipping. http://www.ikea.com/pt/en/images/products/karken-bath-mat__0516939_PE640553_S4.JPG KARKEN Bath mat, natural 303.583.09 IKEA 1,50€/ pieces